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RARS License Classes and License Exams

RARS conducts Amateur Radio License classes several times each year. The RARS Education Director plans classes aimed at the Technician, General, and Extra class license. Several RARS members volunteer to teach class segments in areas of their own special interest.  Typically there is one class per week for several weeks with an exam session at the end of the last class. Upcoming classes are announced on the front page of the RARS Website.

For dates, location, or other information about the classes contact the RARS Education Director.
RARS Amateur Radio License classes are now being recorded.
As new sessions become available they will be posted here for viewing.

March 3, 2018   -   Technician Class Day 1

The RARS Volunteer Examiners are accredited through the W5YI VEC.  They conduct exams quarterly before RARS Membership Meetings in February, May, August, and November.
  • Exams are conducted in Room 209 (near Fellowship Hall).
  • Exams begin at 5:30 PM.
  • Walk-Ins are accepted until 6:00 PM.
  • Exams MUST be completed by 7:00 PM.
    When you finish your exam you can go down the hall to the RARS Membership Meeting.
You MUST bring the following in order to take exams:
  • A picture ID
  • Your original license
  • A copy of your license (to be sent with exam results).
  • Any CSCEs to be used for credit toward upgrades.

The team also conducts exams at other times in and around the Raleigh area including:
  • At the conclusion of RARS Amateur Radio License Classes.
  • At several area hamfests including RARSfest
  • At other locations when requested.
Contact our VE Chairperson for the location, date and time of upcoming exam sessions.
Dick Bitner Benevolent Fund

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